Teamsters Make Progress on Key Issues
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and TForce Freight met this week for another round of bargaining for a new national agreement to succeed the current agreement set to expire on July 31, and more progress was made.
Although the parties resolved most of the easy issues in the early weeks, they are now starting to address the more difficult ones.
“This week we took up a number of challenging language issues with regard to stewards, seniority, protection of rights, grievance procedure, and several other articles,” said Teamsters lead negotiator Kris Taylor. “A lot of work still remains to be done, including issues of economics, but we are making real progress at the table.”
Several additional articles were addressed at the table this week as well, including Articles 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 34, 43, and 44.
The parties will return to the table on May 1 in Indianapolis and have multiple weeks scheduled to continue negotiations.